Netgear Router Not Connecting to the Internet. What to do?

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Are you stuck with a slow and sluggish internet connection even after Netgear router setup? If yes, don't worry. In this post, we have come up with a solution to fix WiFi keeps droppingLinks to an external site. even after the installation of your Netgear WiFi router. Read on!

Placement of your Netgear WiFi Router

The internet connection depends upon the placement of your Netgear router. If you place your Netgear router on a lower shelf, back of any device or inside cupboard, your devices won't be able to receive the active internet connection from it. So, the best place to locate your Netgear router should be the center location of your house.

Distance Between your Netgear Extender & Modem

Well, the distance between your modem and your Netgear router might be a cause behind WiFi network not showing up Links to an external site.issue. So, the ultimate solution to fix the issue is to place your Netgear router and your modem in reach of each other. Also, during Netgear router setup, it is crucial to connect your Netgear router and your modem via Ethernet cable.

Update Netgear Router's Firmware

In order to improve the performance of your Netgear router, enhance security, and add new features, it is important to update your router's firmware timely.

To update Netgear router's firmware:

  1. Open a web browser on a computer or laptop.
  2. Enter in the browser's address bar.

  3. Hit Enter.

  4. Netgear router login appears.

  5. Enter username and password (default).

  6. Select Firmware Update option.

  7. Click on Check.

  8. Netgear router searches for the new firmware version.

  9. Click on Yes.

  10. Netgear router firmware updates successfully.

Change the Default SSID & Password

By default, the SSID and password of your Netgear router would be “admin” “admin” “password” “password, or “admin” “password”. The admin details are printed on the label on the back panel of your Netgear router. The default login details are very easy to be hacked. So, to avoid unknown people from accessing your home network, change the default username and password.

Power Cycling

If the internet is still not working, power cycle your Netgear router, modem, including computers, laptops, & smartphones.

To power cycle your devices:

  1. Power off your devices.

  2. Wait for some time.

  3. Turn on your Netgear router first.

  4. Wait for a couple of minutes.

  5. Then turn on your modem and then the other devices.

  6. Allow your devices to boot up properly.

Reset your Netgear WiFi Router

 A factory reset will delete all personalized settings including your Netgear router's default username, password, WiFi network name (SSID), & the router's security settings. A factory reset is also necessary to troubleshoot netgear router loginLinks to an external site. issues.

To reset Netgear router:

  1. Power it on.

  2. Disconnect it from your main modem.

  3. Grab any thin object.

  4. Insert the object into the reset hole of your Netgear router.

  5. Hold and release it.

  6. Thus, your Netgear router reset.

Keep the above-mentioned troubleshooting tips and tricks in mind, you can easily connect your Netgear WiFi router to the internet. We hope that this article helped you to troubleshoot the issue? If you still need any help, reach us anytime without any hesitation.

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